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Killer Diller (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | March 2004 (USA)
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A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.


Tricia Brock


Clyde Edgerton (novel), Tricia Brock (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Lee Scott ... Wesley
Lucas Black ... Vernon
Fred Willard ... Ned
John Michael Higgins ... Deermont
W. Earl Brown ... Holister
Taj Mahal ... J.R. Cox
Mary Kay Place ... Dr. Gwen Bradley
Robert Wisdom ... Moker
Ashley Johnson ... Angie
Niki J. Crawford ... Shanita
RonReaco Lee ... Ben
Lawrence Lowe Lawrence Lowe ... Lonnie
Jared Tyler Jared Tyler ... Raymond
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Deputy Rhodell Larkin
Matt Clark ... Barge Captain


A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.

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Trouble brought them together. The music set them free.


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language

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Release Date:

March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bottleneck See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, Missouri, USA


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,346, 28 April 2006, Limited Release
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The bar scenes were filmed in Glasgow Missouri. The bar is still in operation today and is called the Fish Beak Saloon. See more »


Remake of The Car Kid (2002) See more »


Judge Boushay's Blues
Written by Furry Lewis
Arranged by Tree Adams
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Killer Diller
17 May 2006 | by katherine_r2See all my reviews

I went and saw the Movie Killer Diller in Columbia, Missouri and thought that it was an excellent movie. I was really excited to see it because I attend the school that the movie was filmed on. Watching the movie was really awesome because I saw several people that I knew or had classes with. Anywho this is a really awesome movie. I love the music!!! Several scenes take place behind Linn Memorial church which is located on our campus. The concert at the very end was filmed inside our field house. In one part of the film it looks like there is a building being worked on in the background. that is where one of the towns pizza shops was but the summer before it burned down and they are rebuilding. I also recognized some of the actors which made viewing the movie cool. One of the actors I don't know his name. I'm pretty sure that he was on the t.v. show Sister, Sister on the Disney Channel.

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